The Cambridge Companion to Tom Stoppard

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Katherine E. Kelly
Cambridge University Press, Sep 20, 2001 - Drama - 244 pages
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This collection of fifteen essays offers a guide to the work of Tom Stoppard and addresses all of his major work. It provides insights into the recent plays, Arcadia and Invention of Love, as well as the first extended examination of his work for the screen, including a discussion of his coauthored, academy award-winning screenplay Shakespeare in Love. Photographs from key productions, a biography and chronology complete the volume and prepare the reader for future work by this extraordinary writer.
  

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Contents

Chronology
1
Introduction
10
BACKGROUND
23
Exit Tomas Straussler enter Sir Tom Stoppard
25
In the Native State and Indian Ink
38
THE WORKS
53
Narrative difficulties in Lord Malquist and Mr Moon
55
Stoppards radio and television plays
68
Tom Stoppard and politics
136
Stoppards Shakespeare textual revisions
154
Science in Hapgood and Arcadia
171
The comedy of Eros Stoppard in love
185
CULTURE AND CONTEXT
201
Tom Stoppards Britlitcrit
203
Is postmodernism? Stoppard amongagainst the postmoderns
213
The Tom Stoppard Collection at the Harry J Ransom Humanities Research Center
229

Stoppard and film
84
The early stage plays
104
Travesties Night and Day The Real Thing
120

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About the author (2001)

Kelly is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University and Executive Director of the South Central Modern Language Association.